Virginia was the 10th state to join the United States on
June 25, 1788. The Virginia Company founded the first permanent
English colony at Jamestown in 1607. Virginia was one of the
original 13 states and it was named for
England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I. Virginia holds an
important place in American history, as it was home to many of the
founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James
Madison, and Patrick Henry. Four of America's first five presidents were
Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginia's capital, was the
capital of the Confederacy.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Sic Semper Tyrannis, Thus Always
"Old Dominion State"
"Carry Me Back to Old
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
American Fox Hound
Chesapeake Bay Deadrise
Complete the questions below.
1. Virginia was the
state to join the United States on June 25, 1788.
2. The state fish is the
3. The state nickname for Virginia is "
4. "Sic Semper Tyrannis,
is the state motto of Virginia.
5. The American Fox Hound is the
6. Virginia was one of the original
7. Virginia got its name for for England's
8. The Virginia Company founded the first
permanent English colony at
9. The state insect is the
10. The Virginia state song is ""
11. The state bird is the .
12. The state tree is the American .
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